6 July 2022. In June we were excited to take part in an exhibition hosted by the Pilning and Severn Beach History Group, one of the Severn Beach centenary celebration events.
As part of the very well organised and extensive exhibition that displayed images spanning 100 years, our team had a display and handouts showing the history of flooding and flood defences in the area.
Over 200 people came to view the exhibition and stop to chat with us. Some residents recalled being present at some of the flooding events on our board such as the 1976 floods on Beach Road and the 1990 floods in New Passage.
Many commented that completed sections of the scheme, including the precast walls at Severn Beach North, were working well and many people had walked along the newly reopened footpath at this section. Our newly installed glass panels at New Passage were also popular and people appreciated that views across the estuary would be maintained. Residents said that they were looking forward to that section being reopened later this year.
We would like to thank the Pilning and Severn Beach History Group for giving us the opportunity to take part in such an excellent event and we look forward to attending future events in the community.